A Spinal Functional Magnetic Resonance Imagine (fMRI) Study of Resting-State, Motor Task and Acupoint Stimulation

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria (for healthy people):
- Chinese male residents
- right handed
- no history of psychological/psychotic problems
- no history of important diseases
Exclusion Criteria (for healthy people):
- with factors which make subjects unsuitable to receive MR examination
- history of important diseases
Inclusion Criteria (for patients):
- Chinese male patients with ischemic stroke (CT/MRI scan confirmed)
- right handed
- at least 1.5 months from onset of stroke
- ability to follow complex commands
Exclusion Criteria (for patients):
- hemodynamic instability
- history of dementia
- inability to give consent because of impaired cognition or receptive aphasia
- diseases in spine/spinal cord
- with factors which make subjects unsuitable to receive MR examination